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A ground-breaking ceremony will take place on Thursday the 29th of June, 2017 at Njoro Campus where an ultra-modern library will be built. The construction of Egerton University Ultra-Modern Library comes at a time of rapidly increasing student population which currently stands at around 24,000, need for adequate infrastructure, creation of sufficient physical space, provision of sufficient and appropriate working environment for library staff.

The Commission for University Education (CUE) Standards and Guidelines states that a university library should seat at least a third of the University's population. The proposed library will be an upgrade of the current Njoro Campus Library and will have a seating capacity of 8,000 users as per CUE requirements allowing for future student growth.

Egerton University Ultra-Modern Library will be equipped with appropriate infrastructure that will facilitate use of modern technology for effective utilization of information resources as well as provide improved safety and security to the users and library resources. In addition, the building will employ the green concept design to allow maximum ventilation and fenestration.

The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i will officially commence the construction work.


All staff and students are therefore invited to this auspicious occasion that will take place on Thursday the 29th of June 2017 from 9.00 a.m. at the proposed site near the Security Office Njoro Campus.